Ellen Schindler appointed as jury member for this year’s Next Step Program

Ellen Schindler, CEO and partner of De Zwarte Hond, is this year's jury member for The Next Step Program. Together with jury chair Albert Herder (Studioninedots), Janne van Berlo (Atelier van Berlo), Steven Delva (DELVA Landschape Architecture Urbanism), Noor Huitema (Copper8), Tobias Verhoeven (Synchroon) and Fred Schoorl (BNA), they will conduct the judging of the program candidates.

The Next Step is a program specifically for up-and-coming design talent in architecture, developed for young designers with innovative ideas that represent the power of architecture for the future city.

The focus is on developing creative entrepreneurship that contributes in an innovative way in both design and working methods to the faster achievement of the three Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) relevant to architecture: Good Health and Well-being, Sustainable Cities & Communities and lastly Climate Action.

Candidates will participate in pitches, master classes on entrepreneurship, online marketing and sustainability. Apply as a young agency by March 16 with a realized project, get qualified for the program and win the Next Step Award!

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